Not Welcome

It hopped off.

It was about to be flicked off.

Mrs. Pondero is as sweet as they come, but let me offer this word of warning. Don’t EVER bring a grasshopper to our little place on the prairie.

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One Tooth Slower

There was some hesitation before installing the one tooth larger track cog.

Would it be an admission of weakness?

Would it slow me down too much?

And then I remembered riding fixed on gravel roads is not the fastest option any way.


Besides, one of the delightful joys of riding a bicycle is avoiding that burdensome sense of urgency that is everywhere else in my world.

First Seasonal Cool Air Blast

Not even the 20-25mph headwind could spoil my joy.  I started off right into it.  The temperature made it down into the upper 60s last night, and our forecast high for today is only 90.  North Texas residents are walking around with grins on their faces today.

I took a series of back roads up to Gainesville this morning.  Riding into the wind, but not fighting it.  I enjoyed watching the wide open spaces roll slowly by, but anticipated the exhilaration of a good strong tailwind at the turnaround point in my loop.  Got a new high speed mark for the MAP today.


The forecast low temperature for tomorrow morning is 55.  Wow.  I think I’ll get up early, pack some coffee, and ride out to a nice spot and enjoy the refreshment.  Just the thing before meeting with other local christians on a lovely Sunday morning where we can collectively give thanks to God.